NBA sees seven of the eight first-round matchups set

The NBA playoff bracket is nearly set. In the Western Conference: Houston and Oklahoma City will meet in the first round, meaning Rockets guard Russell Westbrook and Thunder guard Chris Paul get the chance to face their former teams. ''It'll be interesting,'' Paul said.

Voting focus could be legacy for latest wave of NBA activism

NBA players are building on the framework of Colin Kaepernick's protests during the national anthem that helped raise awareness about police brutality, efforts that have permeated the league since it restarted its season in Florida last month amid the coronavirus pandemic. More Than A Vote is working to see that trend continue in 2020.